Back then in School we were taught about the brave Woman that stopped the killing of twins in Calabar, Nigeria. That brave Woman is identified as Mary Slessor, she is someone that Nigerians can't forget easily. Mary Slessor was born in the year 1848, on december 2nd, she was born in a poor home in Scotland.
Twins are special gift from God, a long time ago, twins were considered an abomination by the Efik people, but thank God for Mary Slessor who played a major role in abolishing the killing of twins. Today, Nigeria as a country is blessed with a lot of twins, some of them are fraternal while others are identical, it is however normal that people find it difficult to differentiate between twins due to their level of resemblance.
Killing of new born twins was a common practice among the Ibibio people of Nigeria, but a Scottish woman went to great lengths to put this to an end. Born in Aberdeen, Mary Slessor was one of the few African Missionaries who learnt the local language and adapted to the native lives of the people to gain their trust, which helped her in making positive impacts in the lives of the natives.
14th June 2021, remains a memorial in the hearts of the entire citizens of Cross River State as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) totally shut down the city of calabar Following His Excellency, Governer Ben Ayade's defection to APC and the propaganda by the Governer claiming that "when the governor leaves, everyone leaves", the good people of Cross River State have again reinterated their stand and support for the PDP family as witnessed by the gigiantic crowd which gathered during the official inauguration of the PDP care taker committee at the premises of the newly acquired PDP Secretariat, Annex, Mary Slessor, Calabar.
Having a loving and caring mother is one of the best things in life, but if a mother can not direct and teach his child the way of life, she is not truly a mother. Many mothers find it difficult to raise their daughter in a God-fearing lifestyle.
According to reports from the Public Communication Department of Cross River State, a group of kidnap syndicates have been apprehended in Calabar. The arrest was made by the operatives of Cross River Green Sheriff at Marian Hill and Mary Slessor in Calabar, and handed over to NSCDC (operation Akpakwu). According to the report, prior to their arrest, earlier intelligence gathering had revealed that the syndicate gang were fraudsters notorious for duping people in the state. However, further investigations by
Twin are wonderful set of people in the world especially when they are identical.Gone are those day when twin were usually killed and the mother would be sent away from her community.thank God for the existence of Mary Slessor who abolished such act.Check out photos of these lovely twin who have so much in common.
Prior to this time, twins were considered to be a taboo by certain cultures. It was not until Mary Slessor came down to calabar, the killing of twins would have continued. However in modern times, people now see twins as a blessing and it is quite amazing if you get blessed with them. I can say these categorically because I'm actually a twin. This article would bring to you how 17 years after getting married, Nollywood actor celebrates family with two set of twins. Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot is one of the
A town in the South West Nigeria where they give birth to the highest number of twins in Nigeria has been identified.According to a report, in early 18 century, twins were perceived as evil in some parts of Nigeria and Africa , they were either killed or threw into the evil forest to die natural death but today, things have changed .
The gospel of the lord shall be preached in the whole world for a witness unto many, then shall the end come.The faithful followers of christ has been spreading the goodnews of salvation, and the power of Jesus to Redeemed a lost humanities from the brink of hell into the kingdom of God.
Nigeria has had its fair share of activists and leaders who not only fought for our independence –which we eventually won in 1960–but also fought for the nation's survival and continuity afterward.Heroes like Wole Soyinka and Yakubu Gowon, who are still alive today, and Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chinua Achebe, and Mary Slessor, who are all dead, will never be forgotten.
The bible says in Psalms 127:3 that 'children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward'. Before Mary Slessor stopped the killing of twins in Nigeria, twins were killed because our people then had a superstition belief that twins are evil spirit that must not be allowed to live on earth. Mary Slessor Whenever a woman gives birth to twins then before Mary Slessor came, they are being either kept inside a clay pot to die or thrown inside the evil forest to die there but thank God that
It is more than 40 days in Calabar since NLC (National labor congress) chairman in cross river state comrade Ben ukpekpi was kidnapped by hoodlums and has been held in an unknown location.It was a sad but eventful as workers in cross river state rally asking for the release of their Chairman.
The People's Democratic Party surprised the state when a mamoth crowd gathered for the inauguration of the new party stalwarts in the state. It could be recalled that the Governor of Cross River State Professor Ben Ayade, few months ago defected to the All Progressive Congress Party, taking along with him massive supporters.
We all know who Mary Mitchell Slessor is, she is the woman who stopped the killing of twins in the Cross River State of Nigeria. She was born on the 2nd of December 1848 in Scotland UK were she grew up before embarking on her missionary work in Nigeria. Picture Of Mary Slessor. As a Christian, she was able to spread christainty in Okoyong, a place in Cross River State were she stayed during her missionary days. Mary was able to learn the Efik Language, which she began teaching. Picture of Mary Slessor with the
Twins are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy. Twins can be either monozygotic, meaning that they develop from one zygote, which splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic, meaning that each twin develops from a separate egg and each egg is fertilized by its own sperm cell. Most people barely know that these Nigeria celebreties listed below are twins. Before the coming of Mary Slessor to Nigeria, twins are been beheaded when they are still kids. Who is Mary Slessor? Mary Mitchell Slessor was a Scottish
Gone are the days when a woman’s role was believed to be restricted to the kitchen. Those were days when a woman, beginning from her days as a little girl, was made to see herself merely as an appendage to the man who would later be her husband. That was a time “when a well trained”woman might not see beyond her place as a house wife and a mother of babies. Here are now the days of what a man can do a woman can also do better “. In recent times, many women have excelled in various spheres of life, from
Mary Slessor (nee Mary Mitchell Slessor) was born on the 2nd of December, 1848 in Aberdeen, Scotland.She was the second of seven children.Her parents were Robert Slessor and Mary Slessor.She was from a poor family.
Twins are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy. Twins can be either monozygotic ('identical'), meaning that they develop from one zygote, which splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic ('non-identical' or 'fraternal'), meaning that each twin develops from a separate egg and each egg is fertilized by its own sperm cell. Many parents love to have Twins, some even Triplets. Either way, they are beautiful gifts from God and are all lovely to have. Mary Slessor is believed to have abolished the Killing
Having a set of twins is a blessing that any woman would gladly accept and rejoice over it. But it was not always like this back in the days. In fact, having twins used to be a curse that every family dreaded. Thanks to the efforts of Mary Slessor who is known for her iconic act of stopping the killing of twins in Nigeria. But how did she, just a young female missionary achieve this feat? It was through love and prayer. Mary Mitchell Slessor was a Scottish Presbyterian missionary to Nigeria. She is most famous